Government response to Katrina proves it’s slow and dumb — Still want to nationalize health care and everything else?

In today’s column on WorldNetDaily, “Exploiting tragedy for fun & profit“, I discuss weasels that seem to run rampant whenever disaster strikes. The people who stretch the truth like the waistband on the skivvies of a wedgie victim, all in the name of gaining political power, money, or whatever else.

While writing the column, I ran across story after story about people angered at the slow government response. Not only was it slow, they felt, but the aid wasn’t even properly targeted.

This should be an abject lesson for people who think it’d be hunky-dory if there were nationalized healthcare. The government is huge and bureaucratic. Nothing that fits that description is capable of moving quickly. Expecting the government to move quickly and wisely is like expecting a ship in dry dock to corner like it’s on rails or a brick building to win the Daytona 500– ain’t gonna happen.

As skeptical as I can get about government as a whole, this isn’t a slam on them or even any individual within government– it’s just the way it is, and it’s the way it always will be. This has always been why nationalizing any industry is a stupid idea– and now, unfortunately, we’ve seen it played out in real time on real people.

Look how the government responded to hurricane Katrina’s devastation and compare that with all the private organizations who were there far earlier with far more.

After this, the only people who I’d expect to still be for national health care would be Hillary Clinton or anybody else who stands to gain some power from it. The federal government is also handling, or more like groping, your money when it comes to subsidizing your retirement. Social Security is the financial version of the Katrina response.

Most people who are for nationalized health care or anything else are usually of that opinion because “the government pays for it.” The slowness of the Katrina response should comfort those people, because if that same body is looking out for all their health needs, the government will also “pay for” their funeral.

“The government pays for it…”? Whoopdie-doo. When, and how, do they pay for it? Slowly, and with your own money. Some deal that is.
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Chief Justice Rehnquist dies — Democrats call emergency session for "fillibuster practice"

William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who had served for 33 years died last night, succumbing to cancer.

This is the second Supreme Court opening in just a few weeks. Bush recently nominated John Roberts to fill Sandra Day O’Connor’s opening… Let me restate that– Bush nominated John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, who has retired from the court.

In the coming weeks, look for all hell to break loose as predictions as to who Bush will nominate this time begin to flow in and make Ted Kennedy’s face even redder than it is now.

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Chief Justice Rehnquist dies — Democrats call emergency session for “fillibuster practice”

William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who had served for 33 years died last night, succumbing to cancer.

This is the second Supreme Court opening in just a few weeks. Bush recently nominated John Roberts to fill Sandra Day O’Connor’s opening… Let me restate that– Bush nominated John Roberts to replace Sandra Day O’Connor, who has retired from the court.

In the coming weeks, look for all hell to break loose as predictions as to who Bush will nominate this time begin to flow in and make Ted Kennedy’s face even redder than it is now.

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Saddam's daughter plans defense strategy — "Tell 'em about the time we watched torture videos together, daddy"

Saddam Hussein’s daughter, named Raghad Saddam Hussein, plans a media campaign for her father and will hire a new team of international lawyers. Great– weasels from all corners of the globe will now be represented.

Allow me to play Nostradamus for a moment and say, “Alan Dershowitz, your telephone is about to ring.”

A “media campaign” for Saddam Hussein? Oh, I can’t wait to see the fabrications in these commercials. This should rank right up there with the falsehoods in– well– the campaign ads of most U.S. politicians.

Hussein’s daughter’s defense strategy will end up being a simple one. She hopes to get the case dismissed, or at least moved to a different jurisdiction, after proving that it’s impossible for Saddam to obtain “jury of his peers”, since Pol Pot, Hitler, Ilsa Koch, Caligula, Stalin, Torqemeda, and Ivan the Terrible are all dead.

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Saddam’s daughter plans defense strategy — “Tell ‘em about the time we watched torture videos together, daddy”

Saddam Hussein’s daughter, named Raghad Saddam Hussein, plans a media campaign for her father and will hire a new team of international lawyers. Great– weasels from all corners of the globe will now be represented.

Allow me to play Nostradamus for a moment and say, “Alan Dershowitz, your telephone is about to ring.”

A “media campaign” for Saddam Hussein? Oh, I can’t wait to see the fabrications in these commercials. This should rank right up there with the falsehoods in– well– the campaign ads of most U.S. politicians.

Hussein’s daughter’s defense strategy will end up being a simple one. She hopes to get the case dismissed, or at least moved to a different jurisdiction, after proving that it’s impossible for Saddam to obtain “jury of his peers”, since Pol Pot, Hitler, Ilsa Koch, Caligula, Stalin, Torqemeda, and Ivan the Terrible are all dead.

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Halliburton hired for hurricane Katrina storm cleanup

“Liberal conspiracy theorists… start your engines!
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USA Today editorial: Racist, assumptive, and everything else they accuse others of being

The editorial in the USA Today newspaper has been pre-written for every disaster since the beginning of the mainstream media. There’s a template they use, altering only where it says “insert name of disaster here.” Yes, it’s the old “minorities and poor hardest hit” report. The USA Today takes it a step further, however.

Here’s the USA Today’s version: Hurricane exposes issues of class, race

A couple of the lowlights:

But lawlessness is the inevitable companion of mass poverty, and a threat to civil order should have been anticipated.

Really? Nah, lawlessness is the inevitable companion of a lack of morals. What about corporate CEO’s who have been busted for bilking their companies and investors? The media tries to demonize corporate CEO’s at every turn because of the few crooks among them– is that lawlessness an “inevitable companion of wealth and greed”? No, lawlessness is a moral issue, not a financial one.

Besides, let’s examine the aforementioned sentence briefly. I’m assuming, based on the opening paragraphs of the editorial as it concerns cameras catching pictures of the crowd of lawbreakers who were all black, that by “mass poverty”, it’s safe to assume the USA Today is referring to black people.

What if the USA Today said what they really meant: “Lawlessness is the inevitable companion of black people.” Jesse Jackson would have been banging down their door by now.

More…

Sadly, there is also no doubt that when New Orleans eventually returns to some form of normalcy, its poor will once again become invisible. At least until the next disaster strikes.

Sure, but that’s only because the only time the mainstream media thinks they’re worthy of coverage is when they’re stealing TV’s, drowning, dying, or shooting each other.


Two poor people from New Orleans defy the USA Today editorial board by not participating in lawlessness, even though it’s their “inevitable companion.”
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Corporate donations to hurricane victims: generous humanitarian gestures, or relatively inexpensive self-serving national advertising campaign?

Only kidding with the title of this post… sort of. I’m just in the mood to cut off leftist criticisms at the pass today.

The list of corporations and their donations to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina are beginning to be made public.

Here are a few dozen of those companies and what they donated.

Among those things that could constitute the unwarranted “teasing” of some of the fellas in the affected areas is Anheuser Busch’s donation of 12,600 cases of… water.

Imagine the disappointed looks on faces as the big beer truck opens up and it’s loaded with Absopure. What’s next? Pizza Hut trucks delivering rice cakes?

Conspicuously absent from this list is Halliburton– but I guess they and their fossil fuel spewing greedy buddies already donated the hurricane, so we’ll cut them some slack.

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Katrina and the knaves


Look at this picture of upper New Orleans as it meets Lake Pontchartrain. Then multiply that by who knows how much, and the scope of the problem is almost unimaginable. Couple that with people looting things like televisions despite the fact that there’s no power not to mention the fact that most TV’s aren’t waterproofed very well, and things are getting out of control.

Some of the most disturbing news, however, is coming from people physically unconnected from the disaster.

First off, this morning, a morning radio host read an email she got from a man written to Michigan Governor Granholm, who suggested that FEMA should fund the fixing up of some of the 12,000 abandoned homes in Detroit and use them to house those left homeless by the hurricane.

Picture it… you’re sitting in a relief center somewhere, having lost everything, and somebody comes up and says to you, “we’re sending you to Detroit.” If you’ve never had the privilege of visiting the Detroit neighborhoods where these particular homes are, I assure you, you would not consider this a good idea. Why leave one destroyed area for another that looks just like it?

I mentioned in the previous post the intellectually pestilent Robert Kennedy Jr.’s blog post called “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind”, blaming the hurricane on Haley Barbour and his ilk’s failure to sign on the the Kyoto Protocol. (a member of the Kennedy clan pointing the finger when it comes to blame for drownings? Oh man…somebody put out an Amber Alert so we can find their lost compunction)

To the list of vermin that have been set loose as a result of Katrina blowing open their weasel cages, we can now add former Clinton suckup Sydney Blumenthal, who wrote a Salon column entitled “No one can say they didn’t see it coming” — this was, coincidentally, the same title Blumenthal used in a column about his former boss’s intern problems.

The finger-pointing is only beginning. About the only thing that won’t be alleged is the truth — there was a huge hurricane in a low-lying area.

Look at the pre and post hurricane photos. The power they credit Bush of possessing is amazing.

Here’s what I predict will be the next salvo from the verbal freakshow of the left: New Orleans and surrounding areas wouldn’t be below sea level if it weren’t for Halliburton and their evil Bushbot friends pumping oil from the Gulf, which, of course, deflated the ground, lowering the level New Orleans.

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